Gedarkrise 2nre: Death metal
Origin: Lausanne, Switzerland
Active since: 1998
Connections: Sounds of Fury, Murge, Eternal Flight, Flesh and Blood, Near Death Condition, Legaside
Current members:
Thibaud – Vocals
– Bass
Nicolas – Guitar
Dario – Guitar
Axel – Drums
DarkRise Facebook
DarkRise Official Website and Their Stuff

DarkRise is one of those bands that are out there doing their job but for some reason you never get to know them. Until the moment you get a glimpse of their work by coincidence and when that happens, you keep asking yourself how the hell did they manage to stay hidden from you all this time. DarkRise is around for 20 years, 20 years of doing kick ass death metal that unfortunately was discovered by me only recently…

Simple math operation shows that the story of this band starts in 1998 in Lausanne. During 20 years of existence the line-up changed a few times, leaving the bass player Wil as the only original member of the band. In these 20 years, DarkRise released one demo and 5 full length albums so there is a lot of their work to catch up with, if you are a new fan like me. Already “Built”, their third full length album that was released in 2009 got a lot of good reviews and brought more recognition to the band. The following album “Realeyes” released in 2013 repeated this trend. Two years ago DarkRise released their newest piece “Fear, Hate and Corruption” that so far gathered the biggest number of reviews.

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Fear! Hate! Corruption! Dark rice!

In general, “Fear, Hate and Corruption” is a really good piece of modern death metal spiced up with technicality and thrash. The opening track “Do or Die” begins with a melodic intro just to brutally slap you in the face few seconds after. The momentum of this strike is not lost until the end of the album and keeps you awake with the unpredictable yet harmonic and brutal sounds. This makes these 45 minutes of an album a gluttonous feast, composed of juicy meat that death metal lovers can chew on with delight. The drumming is intense, guitars are melodic and complex. Grinding bass is not only keeping everything together but is often brought to the first plane. In “Just Before” song we can enjoy short but memorable bass solo.  All this is completed with vocals that inhumanly roar with anger. If you are a fan of Cannibal Corpse or Nile, you will dig this album, trust me. You can find it on youtube, but if you first want to give it a quick try, here is an opening track, which will give you an idea about the overall taste of this album:

Beside the Cannibal Corpse, DarkRise is strongly influenced by bands such as Behemoth, Slayer or Exodus with whom they even managed to share the stage! They also played with other great bands like  Morbid Angel, Six Feet Under, Fear Factory, aforementioned Nile and many more. Now to this already impressive list you can add Napalm Death whom they will support on 22nd of November in Manoir Pub in Saint Maurice! It’s going to be a blast!


November events


November? Gloomy photo shoot season for black metallers is open!

The most sinister ambiance of the year can be a powerful inspiration to some ghastly photos… Try that to fight your seasonal depression and if your nose gets cold, warm yourself on a heated gig.

Geneve, Kalvingrad: Bar, Bug Baum [country doom, post noise rock] event info
Geneve, Urgence Disc: Lunch [punk rock] event info
Geneve, La Makhno: Lantern, Oregon Trail [screamo, hardcore] event info
Geneve, Champmeslé: Exsom, Drunk Enough To Dance [heavy metal, hardcore] event info
Bulle, Ebullition Festival de Poutres: Minsk, Zatokrev [post metal, sludge] event info

Martigny, Sunset Bar: Primal Age, AM:PM [hardcore, deathcore] event info
Lausanne, Espace Autogere: Ruinas, Ocaso [stenchcore, neocrust] event info
Bulle, Ebullition Festival de Poutres: Promethee, Challenger, The Dali Thundering Concept, Akantha [hardcore, mathcore] event info

Geneve, Urgence Disc: Frana [punk rock] event info
Geneve, Undertown: Goatfather, Stoneforge, Hey Satan [stoner rock] event info
Fribourg, Fri-Son: Hubeskyla, Leopardo [psychedelic, math-craut-rock] event info
Martigny, Caves du Manoir: YOB, Wiegedood [doom metal, atmospheric black metal] event info
Bulle, Ebullition Festival de Poutres: Abraham, Set and Setting, Future Usses [post metal, doom] event info
Lausanne, The Rockies: Sons of Morpheus, Exsom [blues rock, heavy metal] event info

Geneve, Urgence Disc: The Bastards [punk] event info
Geneve, Champmeslé: Continental Band, Fell’Oz, Dead Spoon [rock’n’roll, punk rock, blues rock] event info

Geneve, Urgence Disc: Divine Shade [darkwave] event info

Geneve, Undertown: Agnostic Front, The PFK [hardcore] event info

Geneve, Post Tenebras Rock: Endless Boogie [psychedelic] event info

Fribourg, Nouveau Monde: JC Satan, Jessica 93, Fat Wang [punk rock garage] event info
Geneve, Undertown: Infected Rain, Fallcie, Deux ex Machina [metalcore, metal] event info
Martigny, Sunset Bar: Bloodlost, Mission in Black [thrash metal, metal] event info

Geneve, Post Tenebras Rock: Nashville Pussy, Worry Blast [hard rock, rock’n’roll] event info
Geneve, Champmeslé Greenfield Foundation Tour 2018: Defender, Uberyou, Polar Circles, Ultima Ratio [post hardcore, punk rock, rock] event info
Geneve, L’Arcade aux Grottes: Stortregn, Geisterwald, Atomizator [blackened death, industrial, thrash] event info
Martigny, Sunset Bar: Flayst, Deus ex Machina [melodic death metal, metal] event info
Fribourg, Fri-Son: Papaya Fuzz, The Anomalys, Trash K-Stor [garage punk, punk] event info

Geneve, Kalvingrad: JC Satan, Jessica 93 [garage rock] event info
Geneve, Arena: Nightwish [symphonic metal] event info
Martigny, Sunset Bar: Nashville Pussy, Worry Blast [hard rock, rock’n’roll] event info

Geneve, La Makhno: Skampida [ska, rock] event info

Lausanne, Les Docks: Powerwolf, Amaranthe, Kissin’Dynamite [power metal, metalcore, glam metal] event info
Geneve, La Makhno: Dark Buddha Rising, Fuoco Fatuo, Sam Haven [doom, drone] event info
Fribourg, Fri-Son: Aborted, Cryptopsy, Benighted, Cytotoxin [death metal] event info
Martigny, Caves du Manoir: Brant Bjork [stoner] event info

St. Maurice, Manoir Pub: Sirenia, Triosphere, Dawnless, Paratra, Season of Tears [symphonic metal] event info
Geneve, Champmeslé: Bottle Hymn, Burn the Beauty Queen [heavy metal, stoner rock] event info
Lausanne, The Rockies: Continental [rock’n’roll] event info

St. Maurice, Manoir Pub: Absolva, Chainer, Neos [heavy metal] event info

Fribourg, Nouveau Monde: Anna Calvi [rock] event info
Vevey, Rocking Chair: Mudhoney, Please the Trees, WTF Bijou [grunge] event info
Moudon, Les Prisons: Unfold, Beyond the Styx, Henriette B [hardcore, metalcore] event info
Martigny, Caves du Manoir: Bolzer, Hathors [black metal, noise rock] event info

Lausanne, Les Docks: Idles, John [punk rock] event info
Geneve, La Makhno: The Devils [trash rock’n’roll] event info

Geneve, Post Tenebras Rock Never Say Die: Being as an Ocean, Northlane, Alazka, Casey, Polar, Currents, Thousand Below [metalcore] event info
Geneve, La Makhno: The Hi-Lites [garage post punk] event info

St. Maurice, Manoir Pub: Napalm Death, Cremation, DarkRise [grindcore, death metal] event info
Martigny, Sunset Bar: Pro-Pain, Blasted [hardcore, metal] event info

Lausanne, Bleu Lezard: The Peacocks [rockabilly] event info
Geneve, La Makhno: Elephants, Wrensh [hardcore] event info
Martigny, Sunset Bar: Hathors, Staff, The Newgate’s Knocker [rock] event info

Martigny, Sunset Bar: La Muerte, Unfold, Mystic Sons [rock, hardcore] event info
Vevey, Petit Leman: Dux, Tyrmfar, Sulfure [black metal, thrash metal] event info

Lausanne, Les Docks: Broken Bridge [garage rock] event info
Yverdon, Citrons Masques: Redeem/ Revive, Resolve, Inhumane Existence [post hardcore, death metal] event info

Geneve, Kalvingrad: Rendez-Vous, Buzz Kull, Future Faces [post punk, darkwave, coldwave] event info
Geneve, La Makhno: Cooper, Crankcase [punk rock] event info

Fribourg, Nouveau Monde: Canailles, The Goon Mar, Lord Benardo [bluegrass, blues trash] event info
St. Maurice, Manoir Pub: Finntrol, Norvhar, Vaalnor [folk metal] event info